Barry Ryan (born Barry Sapherson, 24 October 1948, Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire) is an English former pop singer. He currently works as a photographer.
The son of pop singer Marion Ryan began performing with his twin brother Paul at the age of 16. In 1965 they signed a recording contract with Decca under the name of Paul & Barry Ryan. Within two years they had amassed 8 Top 50 singles in the UK. Their best sellers were "Don't Bring Me Your Heartaches", a #13 hit in 1965, "I Love Her", a #17 hit in 1966 and "Have Pity on the Boy", a #18 hit the same year.
This success took its toll on Paul, who was unable to cope any longer with the stress of show business. It was decided that Barry would now continue as a solo artist, enabling his brother to stay out of the limelight and write songs for his twin to perform. Their greatest achievement as a composer-singer duo, now for MGM Records, was "Eloise", a #2 hit in 1968. Melodramatic and heavily orchestratedЧитать далее в Википедии...
Альбомы и синглы:
- Love Is Love [альбом]
- Barry Ryan Sings Paul Ryan [1969, альбом]
- Can't Let You Go [1971, сингл]
- Eloise [1976, сингл]
- The Very Best Of [сборник]
- Eloise [1982, сборник]
- The Best Of, Volume 1 [28.10.1991, сборник]
- The Best Of, Volume 2 [28.10.1991, сборник]
- Singing The Songs Of Paul Ryan 1968-69 [2005, сборник]